ETL401 – Topic 5: Collaborative practice


What possibilities arise for collaboration between teachers and the teacher librarian?

  • modelling positive behaviour to students
  • improved student achievement
  • creativity / innovation
  • community – feeling connected
  • identifying strengths and weakness – both for students and for teachers, then developing strategies to assist students to move forward
  • continual learning for teachers (life long learning for all school members) – even if challenging & out of comfort zone
  • sharing of new ideas
  • utilising expertise within school
  • culture of respect and trust amongst teachers and TL
  • TL can contribute to the development & design of curriculum
  • TL can contribute to development and design of evaluation rubrics for research projects
  • TL can collaborate to develop information literacy skills amongst students and transfer across curriculum
  • Library collection that meets student learning needs
  • Better communication between TL and teachers



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